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Display case for Hubard copy of Houdon's George Washington Statue

George Washington statue display case

The case at left, photographed on November 20, 2015, will contain the Hubard copy of the Houdon statue of George Washington in the exhibition galleries, now under construction, at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. The original statue, executed in marble by French sculptor Jean Antoine Houdon, was commissioned by the Virginia Assembly to be installed in the state Capitol at Richmond. In 1853 the Virginia Assembly granted permission to William James Hubard to produce an official copy edition. This rare plaster version, a gift to the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation from the Library of Virginia, was exhibited in the U.S. Capitol from 1870 to 1950.